Core Psychiatry Specialty Advisor Committee Chair

  • Salary : Voluntary role
  • Closing date : 15/06/2022
  • Interview date : 24/06/2022

Overview of the role

A vacancy has arisen for the Chair of Core Psychiatry Specialty Advisor Committee (SAC). The SAC is responsible to the Education and Training Committee (ETC) for monitoring and improving training and assessment within core specialty training and advising on related issues. The SAC also contributes to workforce and recruitment issues for ETC as required and liaises with the other higher specialty SAC chairs.

The post is voluntary, and the appointee should expect, with agreement of their employer, to spend up 2 days per month in this role.

The post will appeal to consultants in General Adult Psychiatry who are able to demonstrate and enhanced educational leadership role and experience as an Educational Supervisor.

Key responsibilities

  • Chair and lead the SAC meetings, delegating to individuals or subgroups as appropriate and approved and ensure follow up of work streams
  • Act as a representative (or identify another member of the committee to deputize) and articulate the views of the SAC at the Curricula and Assessment Committee.
  • Keep all SAC members up to date with items discussed at the Curricula and Assessment Committee.
  • Support the College’s associate dean for Curricula and assessment, the specialist adviser for Quality Assurance, and relevant Faculty to undertake reviews of their curriculum and assessment methodology to ensure they are fit for purpose and continue to conform to the needs of both the profession and the regulatory requirements of the GMC.
  • In collaboration with SAC Chairs, to undertake reviews of the Core curriculum and assessment methodology to ensure it is fit for purpose and continues to conform to the needs of both the profession and the regulatory requirements of the GMC.
  • Coordinate the voice of TPDs and feeding this back to the relevant Committees.
  • Develop a strong working relationship with the associate dean for curricula and assessment and other key stakeholders.
  • Undertake periodic reviews of the SAC membership to ensure appropriate engagement and skill diversity.
  • Respond to new policy or other documentation on behalf of the SAC and or curricula and assessment committee as required.
  • Input into National Recruitment core psychiatry selection design as required.
  • Report regularly to the Curricula and assessment committee as required and Education and Training Committee as required.

How to apply

If you would like to be considered for this role, please submit a CV and covering letter demonstrating experience (one A4 side) to

Closing date: 15 June 2022

Interview date: 24 June 2022

Interviews are likely to be around 30 minutes and it is unlikely that we would be able to offer an alternative date.

The College values a diverse and inclusive workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community, reflecting the population it serves.

Please see the full job description (JD) below for this role:

JD - Chair of the Specialty Advisor Committee - 22 February 2022